The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 40 competing songs in Eurovision 2022. Next we review Ireland, who have chosen Brooke with “That’s Rich”.
Are we throwing Brooke all of our money? Read on to find out!
Brooke – “That’s Rich” (Ireland Eurovision 2022)
Review: Brooke – “That’s Rich”
Jonathan: No doubt one of the most contemporary and radio friendly songs Ireland has sent to Eurovision in the past decade, “That’s Rich” takes the attitude of Olivia Rodrigo and GAYLE but packages it up into a sassy pop offering. There’s been a gradual improvement in Brooke’s live performances but there’s still too many occasions where we can see her thinking about the choreography, which takes away from the confident and sassy character she needs to portray. Regardless, the song itself is a feisty and punchy number that deserves to be on repeat.
Deban: I liked this entry until it hit the “spoken word segment”. Sounding like something that Lindsay Lohan would’ve released during her teenage reign, “That’s Rich” is the likeable misfit that brings the pyjama party to Turin. It’s fun, it’s cute and nostalgic without being dated. Also, Brooke’s playful spirit is a major selling point here. Nonetheless, this piece of plastic pop plays it too safe. There are no shifting sonic turns, big vocal moments or cutting-edge choreography to breathe new life to it.
Antranig: Ladies and gentlemen, your queen has arrived! “That’s Rich” is one of the first Eurovision 2022 entries I heard and I never get tired of hearing it. It has been stuck in my head on and off for a couple of months and I don’t see that changing before May. The lyrics are extremely sassy, Brooke is a relatable performer and, simply put, this is a really good pop song. I wouldn’t call this a guilty pleasure of mine – this is unashamedly one of my favourite songs of Eurovision 2022.
Oliver: Fiery girl bops are few and far between this year. But Brooke is bringing the fun. A nod to feminine empowerment, “That’s Rich” fills the dancefloor and brings out the listener’s inner provocateur with its flirtatious and feisty lyrics. Bar the distorted middle eight, it’s a solid studio cut. Red flags pop up in Brooke’s live performance. She’s got the vocal prowess, but her staging needs a drastic overhaul. A set of faux-silk Primark pyjamas doesn’t scream rich. With a bit of extra polishing to the visual presentation and Brooke’s confidence on stage, Team Ireland will have glowing product.
Luis: “That’s Rich” may not be the most impactful and original pop track ever, but it’s fun, fresh and unapologetic, and I’m all for it. Brooke delivers the song with sass, although previous live performances have shown that some tweaks are needed. In a way, it’s monotonous and not so original, but there’s this party element to it that makes it instantly likeable.
Ireland Eurovision 2022 ranking
In the Eurovision 2022 Wiwi Jury, we have 18 jurors but only have room for five reviews. The remaining scores are below:
We have removed the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. This is to remove outliers and potential bias. We have removed a low of 5 and a high of 9.5.
Wiwi Jury verdict: 7.41/10
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